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. this is why government is there. >> bob: that's why governor christie gave great compliments to obama. governor romney called for end of fema in the campaign, primary. >> dana: you know what? bob, that is really -- it's absolutely grossly unfair. president obama's budget last year, $900 million is what he suggested cutting. nobody in washington could look at the program and say that it couldn't be improved upon. that is what governor romney said. governor, who knows a little something about the state/federal relationship. knows what it means to work with the federal government hind the red tape, which is what president obama called for cutting is a problem. not a program that couldn't be improved on. >> bob: that' romney said shuttr fema. >> dana: that doesn't mean he wouldn't help people. that's grossly unfair. >> eric: we'll take a fema victory lap? >> bob: sure. >> eric: want to do that? >> bob: sure. >> dana: wait four days when they don't have power. >> eric: put your money where your mouthsy. told the story earlier, the house down there probably going to be wiped out, she said w
, colorado and ohio. yesterday, obama toured the aftermath of hurricane sandy in new jersey along with governor chris christie who had nothing but kind words for the president. >> has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> the governor has said he has no intention of bringing romney to new jersey to survey the storm's damage. christie aides are denying any sort of rift with the romney campaign saying it is just about dealing with the storm and not about presidential politics. but one of the main political speculations here is that christie thinks romney has no chance of winning and he is setting himself up for a run in 2016. >>> romney has a good cause to be worried if the polls have anything to say about it. president obama is ahead six points in iowa. that's coming from the nbc news "wall street journal" morris poll. the president's also up by three in wisconsin and two in new hampshire. two
. president obama just wrapped up a press conference in new jersey, alongside new jersey governor chris christie, after surveying the storm damage. we'll get to that in a minute. but first, hurricane sandy will go down as one of the most expensive natural disasters ever to hit america. but loss goes deeper than dollars. goes deeper than money. loss can be emotional and memories. loss comes in many forms. listen to this new jersey woman. [ crying ] >> i'm sorry. i know. i'm sorry. >> i want everybody to get help. >> yeah, we're going to do that. >> reach out. we don't deserve this. [ crying ] our house. everything is gone. >> eric: a lot of pain out there. her story is one of many. but we have seen acts of heroism, neighbors helping neighbors. the american people always come through in times of crisis. we have want to take it around the table and talk about the stories, some experiences we have had in the last few days. you have one for us? >> bob: yeah. i was totally taken away with the new york city hospital, that has babies in various states -- premature or babies that are sick on res
at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
, president obama touring with governor chris christie. >> she is sick about it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> coming across the border just as it got stuck. >>> all that -- >> give me a break. where did that come from? >> you wear a belt, i'll start calling you mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams
that number could go higher. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more hea
, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more headaches for those trying to get back to work. traffic in and out of the city is heavy, with most trains still down. the mayor placing limits on tunnels and brings. >> you have to have three people in the car. i know it is an inconvenience for
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
president obama or governor romney to return to the campaign trail. they're operating with very little information. we can't know at this point just how devastating the damage might turn out to be. as a result i think both campaigns are being very cautious about what they do other than paying attention to the storm. >> woodruff: susan, what's your read on how the campaigns are dealing with all this? >> i think there are two things to look at. one is just the logistics, for instance, does this storm affect early voting that's going on now in ohio and north carolina and virginia? but a second thing is the larger atmospherics. what is the effect of having president obama go off the campaign trail back to the white house? the white house just this afternoon released a photo of him meeting in the situation room to get an update on storm damage. it seems to me that has an impact on a race where governor romney has been making some progress in recent days. does this kind of freeze things for where they are now. >> woodruff: that's what i wanted to ask you, susan. does one candidate or another
is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and virginia, it's considered a tie. >> both sides of that campaign will closely be watching tomorrow's release of the monthly employment reports. scott mcgrew continues our coverage. >> reporter: good morning. this wi
day. governor romney continues on the stump, while president obama campaigns in three states today while also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. details, next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multivitamin today? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. nbc's tracie potts has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, reuters ipsos, one of the latest national polls out there, gives president obama just a one percentage point lead nationally. that is a tie as the president heads back out today to speak with voters. president obama's back on the campaign trail. polls show him up by six in iowa, two in wisconsin and two in new hampshire, but this week he's focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape,
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their possessions in ashes. and a little while ago, we saw a man put everything he had in one baby stroller and push it away. breezy point is a community on the rockaway peninsula east of manhattan, and it is the bluest of blue-collar neighborhoods. many of the residents here are new york city firefighters or cops. let us show you what breezy point looked like before. rows of houses just a block or two from the beach. this is what the neighborhood looks like now. governor andrew cuomo walked the ground today and h
to the, and let's call it as it is. president obama has been really hands-on in this. the governor's heard from him numerous times. i've been on calls with him numerous times. he's taking a personal interest. he's been reaching out to the head of pse&g talking directly to that ceo, so he's been doing an incredible job, cutting through red tape, connecting directly to those affected. and i saw it late last night in one of our public housing authorities, the floods, power outages, the challenges, looked him in the eye and let them know that the president -- i talked directly to the president. he has a direct concern about what is happening right here on the ground. so this isn't politics. right now this is just people, human beings, facing human tragedy, and pulling to the to do something. >> mayor cory booker joining us this morning by phone. thank you mr. mayor. appreciate your time. good luck with all the cleanup, not only in your city. still ahead this morning going to talk about these homes that were burned to the ground. this is the daily news this morning. take a look at this
for president obama, but as susan said more potential down side for governor romney i think it is a matter of just kind of waiting and watching and then deciding at what point he can go back out. i mean one of the issues is, does this short circuit kind of the surge of energy that we've seen around the romney campaign? there's no question that there is more energy out there in the republican base and at events he's been holding. does this affect that in some way that would be detrimental to him? ese are all he questions that we n't answer tight. >> woruff: because we just don't know when they're going to be back on the trail. there's no way to gauge that. >> that's exactly right. i mean, we obviously know they'll be back out at some point later in the week. but we don't know quite they will be able to go. we don't know what states they won't be able to visit that they had planned to visit in the final stretch of this. the campaign manager for president obama was on a conference call today and a reporter from north carolina said, will we see the president back in north carolina before next
's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to the campaign trail. president obama still tied up with dealing with the storm. >> two of the three major airports serving the new york area reopened. laguardia remains a flooded mess. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we will reset halloween by executive order. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage here in the northeast. the death toll this morning is at least 57. 22 of them in new york city alone. >> around 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard-hit lower manhattan, power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however
in katrina. and you heard governor christie, who is a republican with president obama working together, and that's how it's been from the president, to the governor, to the counties and the towns. one of the things that i did today was talk to fema about trying to get an office and staff person in various parts of the district today, and they're working on it, and with the money that comes to downs for recovery to rebuild board walks or municipal buildings, i think there is a 25% state and local match. so we ask that that be waived. many of the towns are small and can't afford that. so there's a lot of cooperation going on. >> when you're making those calls, someone is answering your call and you're getting responses -- >> i literally called the fema while i walked into the nbc building today and they called me back in ten minutes. >> i know you were personally evacuated, i know you're back without power, good luck to you, stay in touch. >> thank you. >> for reference, this is the sixth district in new jersey, do we have that map? there we go, it's marked in red there where, of course,
should be smiling from your numbers - romney or obama? > > from our numbers, governor romney should definitely be smiling. we're seeing a continued deterioration of the small business economy. we're seeing month-over-month hiring continue to fall. we're seeing the average paycheck continue to fall. where we are seeing growth is in temporary or contract workers. > > let's backfill some of the numbers. hiring: what happened there? > > hiring we saw it fall 0.1% month-over-month, and it's clearly down for the year. > > you call it the pay index, but that's essentially what small businesspeople are paying their employees. what happened there? > > the average paycheck fell 0.2%. so, the take-home pay was hurt in the month of october. > > and you had, the last time you were here, there was a trend it seemed like with more and more contractor use. is that continuing? > > it is a continued trend, and we're seeing more and more contractors on the payroll as one of the sort of relief valves given all the uncertainty about the future of the economy. > > so that means that instead of hiring mor
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
at the jersey shore the devastation is even worse. president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation. president obama promised the government would do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away the search for traps or missing people on staten island can't. nypd rescued six people from roof troops on wednesday. there are signs of life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there's some good news. subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into m
. >> president obama and governor robyn arm each making their final campaign shoucampaign-porsche through the swing states and it is still too close to call. this campaign- push.... there were both in ohio today. governor romney was also in wisconsin. from saturday through monday, starting with president obama. he is focused on the three midwestern states, wisconsin, ohio, iowa. and governor romney will spread it out making two different stops in iowa, ohio, new hampshire and also make a stop in pennsylvania, virginia, colorado. with polling numbers in the state's very close, the final push should sway a few voters and make the difference in what experts predict will be a very close election. as a reminder, kron 4 will have extended live coverage on election night. tuesday. 8:00 p.m. and stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook and twitter feed its. >>pam: coming up clearer pictures starting to emerge of the devastation superstore. these desperate pleas on the staten island and why they are feeling left out. neglected. >>pam: officials in new york reversed themselves today. ca
, a big impact. president obama and challenger, mitt romney, cancelled events. governor romney was going to head to new hampshire. the president to ohio tomorrow. president obama back in washington, actually touring fema today, making sure that federal preparations are in place and the federal resources are ready to go. but both men will be back on the trail and there's only a week left. >> ama: live from ocean city, maryland, thank you for that report. >>> we will stay on top of the latest storm developments. our superstorm sandy coverage continues on abc-7 at 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. and get updates at any time on abc7.com. >> in other news this evening, at least 1 people must find a new place to live for the time being after a fire drove them from their homes in san jose. the fire broke out around 7:30 this morning in a condominium complex on creek side drive. the flames moved quickly after the fire started in a building that houses several garages. >> the structure did catch on fire. the fire went from the garage into the attic space of the townhome, and also spread laterally, damaging m
toll of 64 americans. new jersey governor chris christie today was with president obama at the site of today's landfall in atlantic city. they were on marine one together, the president's helicopter, touring some of the cities in ruin along the new jersey shorelines. both politicians, both leaders today going out of their way to emphasize that day three of this massive, multi-state, ongoing natural disaster is still no time for partisan politics. >> i want to thank the president. we spent an significant afternoon together, surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline. we were on marine one together, to be able to show the president that personally. we had an opportunity to discuss it at length. and going over to the shelter here, be table to meet with folks and have them see the president and his concern and the concern all of us have for making sure that things get back to normal as quickly as possible. we have lots of challenges. our challenge now is to get back to normalcy. so the things we need to do is to make sure we get power restored as quickly as possible. to m
, with president obama, working together. and that's how it's been, from the president to the governor, all the way down to the county and the towns. so one of the things that i did today, in fact, i was just on the phone before i came in here, was talk to fema about trying to get an office and a staff person in various parts of the district that i viewed today, and they're working on it. i also asked, with the money that comes to towns for recovery, like to rebuild their boardwalks or their municipal buildings if they've lost it or their streets, i think there's a 25% state and local match. so we've asked and i believe the governor asked today that that be waived. a lot of these towns are very small and they can't afford that 25% match. so there's a lot of cooperation going on. >> and when you're making those calls, somebody's answering your calls and you're getting responses? >> i literally called fema, when i walked into your -- into the nbc building here today, and within ten minutes, they called me back. >> congressman frank pallone, represents new jersey's sixth congressional district. i know
are in need. your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> reporter: from the white house president obama has been calling the governors of storm- ravaged states. one of romney's key supporters has been praising the president's leadership. >> cooperation has been great here on the ground. and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington he's getting help on the campaign trail from former president bill clinton. >> i have worked very hard in this election and i'm not running for anything. >> reporter: clinton was in minnesota tuesday, a state where the race is tightening. he's expected to campaign in six battleground states for president obama before election day. >> social media may hold the key to identifying whoever smashed a muni bus in the riots following the giants world series win. how facebook is turning up the heat on this viral vandal. elizabeth. >> reporter: they're doing sound checks here at civic center plaza. as they prepare for tomorrow's big giants parade, san f
guard is assisting the jersey shore. governor chris christie and president obama have been strategizing together on the cleanup and joe biden is using his teeth to illuminate hoboken. >>> charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in washington. conditions are slowly getting better after super storm sandy, but not fast enough for its victims. at least 92 people have died because of sandy. 3.8 million utility customers still have no power. that is less than half the outages at the peak of the storm. >> the homeland security secretary today is visiting staten island where storm victims say they've been ignored. this morning, drivers are waiting in long lines to get into manhattan and waiting in long lines elsewhere just to get gas. >>> the town of long beach was very hard hit and the there's been a flood of sea water into the streets. homes have been ruined. seth doane is in long beach to bring us up to date on what the community is facing this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, gayle. it is quite a scene out here. there are still 600,000 people on long island
to play politics with this issue. >> reporter: the governor says he has spoken with president obama at least three times by phone. as he pointed out at the top of the show, the president will be headed to new jersey later today. he'll be taking a tour with governor christie to see the damage up close and firsthand. >> dan lothian live in washington, d.c., for us. nice to see you this morning. >>> for more on what you can do to help the victims of super storm sandy, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> every election we talk about the possibility of an october surprise. well, maybe this time we got one from sandy. it has made this a very, very different race. and after a brief break from politics, the candidates are targeting the final battlegrounds. mitt romney back on the campaign trail today with three stops in florida. the president after touring new jersey today will resume campaigning tomorrow with a rescheduled stop in wisconsin. our political editor paul steinhouser is joining us live from washington this morning. paul, where does this race stand right now? it's kind of been frozen for
. finance committee. with gov. ravi if he is president, were president obama. -- governor romneywe have becom. i will work if he is president, or president obama. in ibm, if you are in a position and you do not fix something, you are terminated. you are done. go to the ceo of the utah farm bureau. >> good to be here. our national debt is clearly burden on our country and the future financial well-being. what do you propose to do to reduce government spending, cut the debt, and secure our national security for the future? >> guyer appreciate the farm bureau. an randy was actually one of those -- my grandfather mentored from our farm in utah. and we are facing problems with the debt and deficit. we have to solve this. i think that the center and i would agree that we have to go back and make some cuts. i have always supported simpson- bowles. but if we do not fix this debt and deficit, your future, and more importantly, the future of our children and grandchildren will never enjoy the blessings and benefits we have enjoyed in this country. we have to immediately implement changes. one thi
of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks a
was hardest hit. after his tour, he pledged federal support for the long haul. president barack obama joined new jersey state governor chris christie to get a firsthand look at what sandy left behind. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: a long-time supporter of republican presidential nominee mitt romney, christy is today praising the president's handling of sandy. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. >> reporter: the loss estimated to be in the billions. in seaside heights on the jersey shore, the boardwalk has been ripped apart. the amusement park there before and after the storm. the roller coaster now in the atlantic ocean. further inland, evacuations continue. >> water is rushing in. water is going by, and you don't know what to do. >> reporter: up north in new york, trave
're going to have to work together. >> the former massachusetts governor held three campaign events in virginia today where polls show a very close race. whereas president obama returned to the campaign trail in benefits. >> he says that he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> new york's mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama for election. the -- climate change. and criticized mitt romney's visiting stance on global warming. consumer confidence jumped last month to its highest level in five years. the conference board research group says that its confidence index rose just above 72, has given consumers a sunnier economic outlook. the index stood at 68 points in september. ninety points is considered a sign of a healthy economy. >>> that report combined with a boost last month in private sector jobs -- the dow industrial gained 136, nasdaq rose by 42, the s.m.p. had its best day in six weeks. shares in -- after hours training. profits for the social networking gia
obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates campaigning as if they believe that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw will have a look at both sides of prop 34 in our 6:00 newscast. >>> and on election night, we have extensive local coverage on air and on line. nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming results, interviews, and analysis on our website and our mobile application. just go to the app store for apple and android de
hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama will spend this evening at the white house to again monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> coming up at 8:00 with just over a week or so to go before election day, president obama's deputy campaign manager appears on "this week." stephanie cutter goes head-to-head with newt gingrich to discuss the latest numbers from the washington post tracking policy. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> phone banks are up and calling people in both parties for the polic
bayonets and horses anymore. >> reporter: president obama said romney hiked fees on everything, as governor of massachusetts. >> he raised fees to get a birth certificate, which would have been expensive for me. >> reporter: romney said mr. obama broke promises to cut the deficit and save medicare. >> he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: both sides are wary of the impact on polling locations, if power outages or storm damage prevents voters from casting their ballots. president obama has adjusted his schedule to stay out of the storm's path. he is flying to florida half a day early tomorrow for a campaign event and he's getting regular updates from his staff even when he's on the road. >>> they have good lobbyists and that's why we have more prisons and schools that are in decline. >> once again, california schools are asking voters for money, while other agencies raise money at all. why schools are begging for your vote while prisons never have to ask for a penny. closed captioning brought to you by sleep train, wishing you a fun and safe halloween. [ train whistle
their foundation. >> further you go down, the houses are gone. >> president obama toured the devastation with governor chris christie. the board walk is in ruins. >> looks like this pier was lifted by the ocean. >> when they arrived it means i've never seen water high, high as that. six, seven feet. >> in new york work continues to remove several feet of water from flooded subway tunnels. and mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell. much of lower manhattan is still without power. damage from sand gee also wide spread throughout the city. families had to be rescued from flood waters and in roc rockaways, the full extent of the destruction could be seen. a search underway for two brothers ages two and four who became separated from their mother when their car was submerged. strong winds and rain and snow continued to taus damage. the storm moves north. power is returning to millions on the east coast. >> you can make a donation to american red cross, text red cross to 90999 to donate $10. you can also call 1-800-red cross or just go to our web site for a link to the web site. your support wi
for you to have patience as i am trying to get things done. if you just heard the governor in new jersey asking for residents to--he credited president obama on helping with the preparations. to many of them have been forced to walk or bike. the new york governor stated that there was a transportation emergency in his state. there will be free mass transit for everyone until they get things under control. we will take a quick break and we will have more on the president's tour of the damages. this is marine one as the president best- ♪ [ male announcer ] it's one thing... to have created an icon and quite another to have done it generation after generation. to the long line of legendary mercedes-benz sl roadsters... ♪ the 2013 sl. fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits l
as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >>
of -- the president enough. >> governor chris christie personally thank president obama for his help. they met with concerned lost their homes. nucleus remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. -- new jersey remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. at last check, to all people killed in the state. two million remain without power. vice president joe biden made some political waves. --, dangerous and attackers attacks, and now for president is again, less than a the election. mitt romney was joined by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he is making some headlines for comments he made in a restaurant. he joked with him and about for president in 2016. followed a political rally ad ofhe slammed the gop the auto industry as dishonest. campaign declined to comment. a major donation from actor pitt. a supporter of same-sex marriage agreed to match the human-n campaign of up to $100,000. supports the initiatives in states, including questions 6 in maryland. the
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